Long Lost Log is entirely based on the memoir kept by the author, when, in 1974, more or less broke and homeless, he gets the opportunity to jump aboard a small boat being captained by a WWII veteran, who has decided to sail across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. Pincher, then a young man, fearless and a free-wheeler, never having sailed before, dives in. The adventures that follow are not what you would expect. Then again, this is the 1970s, a time of cultural revolution, the anti-Establishment movement, the new-age-thinkers – and Michael Pincher, details with colorful and well-written prose, his thoughts and feelings and encounters as they sail down the European coast, eventually setting out across the Atlantic. This is a romping adventure; salted with sexual escapades, weed, and all the things that a young man who is still coming of age, might encounter. It’s an excellent read – fun – casual – and simply enticing. Recommended.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change